Project Description

The logo for the award-winning Doc Holliday Saints & Sinners Festival was inspired by the vintage style of faded old ghost signs from the wild west saloons and gambling houses that once lined Denison’s Skiddy Street. In the late 1800s, when this was a rough train town on the edge of the western frontier, Doc Holliday used to enjoy gambling here. The original logo design featured playing cards since his game of choice was faro. The next year featured a six-shooter which he was also known to play around with. When the next festival rolled around, it was obvious that this was going to get tougher each year if we continued changing the graphic so I combined the two for a more permanent solution. Eventually we also created a generic version since the last Saturday in April seemed to work well. We do a new color scheme and background each year to keep it fresh.